Switzerland 3-0 Honduras: Liverpool target bags hat-trick

Honduras 0 - 3 Switzerland

  • 6" Xherdan Shaqiri
  • 31" Xherdan Shaqiri
  • 71" Xherdan Shaqiri

Ref: Néstor Pitana
Attendance: 40,322

Xherdan Shaqiri

Xherdan Shaqiri scored three goals that helped secure Switzerland to second place in Group E and a last 16 tie against Argentina.

Switzerland knew before the match they had to win to have a good chance of qualification, and they started the stronger of the two sides.

On 6 minutes, Switzerland took the lead with a stunning individual goal from Xherdan Shaqiri. The Bayern Munich winger collected the ball from a Stephan Lichtsteiner throw in on the right, before coming inside on to his favoured left foot and firing a powerful strike into the goal via the underside of the bar.

His second arrived on 31 minutes through an easier finish. A through ball from Josip Drmic meant Shaqiri was clean through on goal, and a simple finish into the corner doubled the Swiss lead before half time.

Honduras started the second half the strongest as they were pushing for a goal, and their best chance fell to Jerry Bengtson on 52 minutes. The tall striker took the ball round Diego Benaglio but Swiss left-back Ricardo Rodriguez covered his goalkeeper and cleared off the line with some great defending.

That was as close as Honduras come to a goal and on 71 minutes, Shaqiri completed his hat-trick via a team goal from a counter attack.

Drmic again provided the assist as the striker ran from the half way line with the ball and pulled the ball back to the on-rushing midfielder, who calmly slotted the ball into the net.

Statistics

Honduras

Switzerland

Possession

61.9%
38.1%

Shots on target

Total shots

Team Lineups

Honduras

  • Noel Valladares
  • Maynor Figueroa
  • Juan Carlos García
  • Brayan Beckeles
  • Víctor Bernárdez
  • Jorge Claros
  • Roger Espinoza
  • Óscar García
  • Wilson Palacios
  • Jerry Bengtson
  • Carlo Costly

Substitutes

  • Mario Martínez
  • Luis López
  • Andy Najar
  • Emilio Izaguirre
  • Marvin Chávez
  • Edder Delgado
  • Rony Martínez
  • Osman Chávez
  • Jerry Palacios
  • Juan Pablo Montes
  • Luis Garrido
  • Donis Escober

Switzerland

  • Diego Benaglio
  • Stephan Lichtsteiner
  • Ricardo Rodriguez
  • Fabian Schär
  • Johan Djourou
  • Admir Mehmedi
  • Xherdan Shaqiri
  • Granit Xhaka
  • Gökhan Inler
  • Valon Behrami
  • Josip Drmic

Substitutes

  • Yann Sommer
  • Gelson Fernandes
  • Mario Gavranovic
  • Valentin Stocker
  • Michael Lang
  • Haris Seferovic
  • Roman Bürki
  • Reto Ziegler
  • Tranquillo Barnetta
  • Philippe Senderos
  • Blerim Dzemaili

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